Fitz & the Tantrums
Fitz & the Tantrums - Fitz & the Tantrums
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2016 Ratings: #724 / 724
User Score
Based on 29 ratings
2016 Ratings: #521
Your Review


Ultimately, while Fitz & the Tantrums' contemporary dance-pop sound is decades away from the aesthetic of their debut, it works, and it's hard to imagine fans not wanting to take make the leap with them.

This is not the band you thought you knew, the band that could once craft authentic and warm pop music at the drop of a hat. It’s the residue of that band making a cynical attempt to polish the gloss off their music to a dull matte to the benefit of the lowest common denominator of pop listeners. On that score, it certainly worked.

Rolling Stone
Fitz & the Tantrums have lost their soul – literally.
Consequence of Sound

Fitz and the Tantrums is an album that feels, by some bizarre paradox, like both a product of contemporary market forces and a depressing relic of an era of the music industry best forgotten.

The 405
I tried listening to this record in as many different ways as possible -- sitting, standing, running, dancing, brain turned on, brain turned off. No mode of listening could redeem the fact that this album is just bad.
Jul 20, 2016
This is the perfect progression of Fitz & the Tantrums' career. Their older music feels stale in comparison to the newfound energy on this record. Can't wait to see them play their typical 3PM sets at music festivals later this year.
Dec 27, 2016
Yikes. The worst album I heard this year that I thought had any chance of being promising. Soulless, corporate electropop posing as alternative. It panders to what the band or their producers seem to think is what appeals to people these days, but misfires. It's not even that catchy. Major disappointment from a band that seemed like it had real potential.
Dec 10, 2016
I'm so exhausted at bands like this that are so obviously controlled by businessmen of the music world. This is lowest common denominator pop that is reaching for album sales, not good critic scores. Clunky percussion, chord-less choruses and universally safe lyrics are all here. It's a dance pop record that isn't compelling enough to make you dance.
Nov 2, 2016
why did i listen
Sep 22, 2016
2 of the 5 fingers are lit
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Track List
  1. HandClap
  2. Complicated
  3. Burn It Down
  4. Roll Up
  5. Tricky
  6. Fadeback
  7. Run It
  8. Get Right Back
  9. Do What You Want
  10. Walking Target
  11. A Place for Us
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy

Added on: March 26, 2016